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iQ Block Country

Block visitors from countries you don't want on your website. Based on which country an ip address is from.


41 reviews
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1 star
Broke site.
By , for WP 3.8.2

Make sure you know how to...

4. De-activate all the plugins via PHPMyAdmin
Some plugins will alter tables in your WordPress database when you activate them. As a result your blog might keep crashing even after you delete the plugins via FTP.
If that is the case, you will need to log into cPanel, and open the PHPMyAdmin interface. Then select the WordPress database, and browse inside the “wp-options” table. Look for the “active_plugins” column, and edit it. Inside the “options_value” field you will find something like this:
These lines represent the active plugins in your blog (you can read more on this issue here). Delete them all and save. This should automatically de-activate every plugin. Now check if your blog is live again, and if the admin area is working. They should be.

Read this article before you install!

I blocked all countries (-USA) from accessing the backend. Plus I selectively blocked some countries from accessing front end. It was down in a matter of minutes!

Site was BigTenRentals.com

PS. I was running this on another site and it blocked all IPs... and I'm not sure how long the website was down. Lots business as a result and ranking by google. This still needs a MAJOR revamp. Last updated Sep 11th 2014 (website was qc-storage.com)

4 stars
great plugin - with little improvement it would be perfect
By , for WP 3.8.2

works infe so far.

but it would be much more easy to select the countries to ALLOW and not to select to BLOCK ...

now i would have to block >150 countries, when i select only ALLOWED countries i have to select about >20 only...

5 stars
Good start, could use some improvements
By , for WP 3.8.1

As others have said, it would be useful to be able to select a WHITELIST of countries and have the plugin select the non-requested countries automatically. It would also be easier to have certain "geographic zones" selected with a single click, rather than having to select every country individually. I have chosen NOT to downgrade the plugin for this shortcoming.

The tools area was useful in discovering that many attacks are launched from countries I would have considered "safe", and leads me to make a suggestion for an improvement.

Would it be possible to use crowd sourced feedback from all the copies of this plugin installed worldwide to collect a list of IP addresses that routinely probe WordPress backends, and use that information to SUGGEST IP addresses that should be added to the blacklist, regardless of country?

5 stars
Good job!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Easy and fast. Works as advertised.

3 stars
Not work under Varnish+Nginx
By , for WP 3.8.1

The last Version worked.

Not work after upgraded to the Latest Version.

4 stars
nice one - but could be improved
By , for WP 3.8.1

A lightweight script that works as advertised.

The only bugger is that you have to manually select each country you want to block which is very tedious if you just want to allow a few countries.
This plugin would greatly improve if one could select which countries to allow instead of which to block.

5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.1

10x works great!

5 stars
Love this Plugin
By ,

Works as entended

2 stars
Doesn't fully work for me
By , for WP 3.8.1

Since the update last week it seems to be working somewhat, though it seems some countries still bleed through. As it sits right now I'm using it in combination with htaccess.

If you like you can try this tool "at your own risk" as all countries may not be blocked for you and I'm unsure how often this gets updated. ;)


5 stars
By , for WP 3.7.1

Works as it is supposed to.

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